UOttawa students develop sustainable mini-farm for northern communities

October 26, 2018

Students at the University of Ottawa have developed a portable and sustainable mini-farm capable of producing up to 100 kg of leafy greens per week, reports CBC. Corey Ellis and Alida Burke stated that they felt compelled to spearhead the project after a visit to Nunavut, where fresh produce is consistently in short supply. According to CBC, the mini-farms have been installed in Nunavut, Alaska, Quebec, Manitoba and parts of Ontario at a cost of $180K each. "I hope it opens students' eyes to the fact that we can make an impact even though we are so young," said UOttawa student Drew Stirling. "It doesn't have to be big businesses. We can do it ourselves." CBC